In earlier posts on installing the Arduino IDE on your computer we only talked about installing it on Linux. For completeness, we will be installing the IDE on Windows 10 this time.
Three ways to install the Arduino IDE on Windows
On Windows, there are 3 ways you can install the IDE on your PC:
Download and execute the installer (all Windows versions): the recommended way to go. The Installer installs also drivers but is only for when you have administrator rights on your Windows account.
Download the .zip archive (also all Windows versions): for when you have no administrator rights. You will have to install the drivers manually.
Download and install the IDE as an app from the Windows Store (Windows 10 only): this is quick and easy, but not recommended. This option will probably install an older version which probably has some issues.
Install the IDE on Windows using the installer
In this tutorial, we choose the recommended option and use the automated installer to make things as easy as possible. First, go to the official downloads page and choose “Windows Installer”.
On the next page, choose “JUST DOWNLOAD” or “CONTRIBUTE & DOWNLOAD”. The installer will now be downloaded.
Start the .exe file you just downloaded. Choose “Yes” to trust the installer to make changes to your computer. Then, agree to the License Agreement.
Select the components to install (recommended to leave all selected).
Choose the installation folder (recommended to keep the default) and click install.
Wait for the installer to finish.
Click Install to install the Adafruit driver.
Click the Install button to install the USB driver.
Click the Install button to install the second USB driver.
Arduino Uno Rev3 compatible board, tested and recommended by OneGuyOneBlog.com: